A Week In Business

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No. 1 In Region

BERLIN – Brian Selzer just recently attended a trip to Key Biscayne, Fla. for Merrill Lynch.

The trip was the POA Recognition Trip. POA is the term for first-year trainee’s at Merrill Lynch. Selzer completed his first year with Merrill and finished No. 1 in the southeast region.

Tourism Awards Announced

OCEAN CITY – Deborah Travers, assistant director of the Ocean City Tourism Department, was named recipient of the Maryland Tourism Professional of the Year award, which was presented during the awards banquet held Thursday, Nov. 15 at the 27th Annual Maryland Governor’s Tourism Industry Conference in Solomon’s Island.

Travers joined the Ocean City Tourism Department in 2005. Prior to joining the town, she was the executive director of the Ocean City Chamber of Commerce.

"We are proud of Deb’s accomplishment and recognition by the state tourism industry," said Mike Noah, director of the Ocean City Tourism Department. "This is quite an honor and we congratulate Deb."

The Ocean City Hotel-Motel-Restaurant Association (OCHRMA) nominated Travers for the award. Approximately 350 tourism professionals from across the state attended this year’s state tourism conference.

In other news from that conference, the OCHRMA won the “Tourism Advocate Award” for its website, www.savetrimpers.com, designed by D3Corp.

Supervisor Graduates

OCEAN CITY – Ron Rickards, a supervisor with the Ocean City Recreation and Parks Department’s Parks Division, recently graduated from the Supervisors’ Management School in Wheeling, W.Va.

The two-year school is sponsored by North Carolina State University and is held at Oglebay Park in Wheeling. Training is designed for staff working in parks and recreation departments and other related organizations that provide leisure services to the public or private sector.

Rickards has been employed with the Ocean City Recreation and Parks Department for over 28 years and currently supervises the maintenance and care of Northside Park.

Top Producer Announced

BERLIN – Atlantic/Smith, Cropper & Deeley Insurance Brokers has announced Don Fentress as the top producer for October.

With more than 25 years of insurance experience, Fentress has been with the agency since 1980 and specializes in writing property and casualty insurance for local and regional business customers. He holds the Accredited Advisor of Insurance designation.

Additionally, Nikki Strickler, a Key Account Executive of the Benefits Division of A/SCD, received special recognition for her production in October.

PRMC Post Filled

SALISBURY – Alan Newberry, president/CEO of Peninsula Regional Medical Center has announced that Scott Peterson has been chosen from a field of national candidates to fill the position of vice president of Human Resources at Peninsula Regional Medical Center.

Peterson joins Peninsula Regional from Southern Regional Medical Center in Atlanta, Ga. where he served as the senior human resources officer for not only the medical center but also Southern Regional’s Behavioral Health Hospital, Women’s Center and several other related sites. He was responsible for the direction of all Human Resources functions and led the survey teams for Southern Regional’s Joint Commission accreditation effort. Peterson has also served as the director of human resources at Alexian Brothers Medical Center near Chicago, Ill.

Ad Agency Honored

ANNAPOLIS – Hermann Advertising Design/Communications President and Creative Director Judi Herrmann received a Top 100 Minority Business Enterprise Award at a special ceremony recently sponsored by the University of Maryland, the Governor’s Office of Minority Affairs and the Maryland Champer of Commerce.

A panel of distinguished judges chose Hermann Advertising as an entrepreneur that demonstrated outstanding achievement in four key areas – business development, client satisfaction, professional affiliations and community outreach.

“We are proud of our achievements over the last 28 years and the work we produce for clients here in Maryland and across the country,” Herrman said. “The companies, professional firms, government agencies and non-profits we work with have always been support of our Minority Business Enterprise designation and encouraged our growth.”

New PRMC Doctors

SALISBURY – Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury recently announced the addition of three doctors to their staff.

Carmen Massey, DO was recently granted active staff membership with clinical privileges in the Department of Emergency Services at Peninsula Regional Medical Center. Massey, an Emergency Medicine specialist, received her medical degree from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in Philadelphia. She completed her internship and residency training at POH Medical Center in Pontiac, Mich. Massey has joined Emergency Services Associates, P.A. in Salisbury and is currently providing emergency care in Peninsula Regional’s Robert T. Adkins, M.D. Emergency/Trauma Center.

Kerry Forrestal, MD was recently granted active staff membership with clinical privileges in the Department of Emergency Services at Peninsula Regional Medical Center. Forrestal, a specialist in Emergency Medicine, received his medical degree from the Stony Brook School of Medicine in Stony Brook, N.Y. and completed a residency at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia. Forrestal has joined Emergency Services Associates, P.A. in Salisbury and is currently providing emergency care in Peninsula Regional’s Robert T. Adkins, M.D. Emergency/Trauma Center.

Lisa Gall, MD was recently granted active staff membership with clinical and admitting privileges in the Department of Pediatrics at Peninsula Regional Medical Center. Gall, a specialist in Pediatrics, received her medical degree from St. George’s University in the West Indies. She completed both an internship and residency at Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn, N.Y.  Board-certified in Pediatrics by the American Board of Pediatrics, Gall has joined Chesapeake Pediatrics and Adolescent Associates in Salisbury.

Handbag Line Launched

BERLIN – Berlin native Kristie Maxa has announced the official launch of KiKi Burleigh, a company that specializes in “unique handmade accessories”.

KiKi Burleigh is a manufacturer of handcrafted cosmetic bags and handbags that can be found in specialty boutiques from Delaware to North Carolina. KiKi Burleigh bags use multiple color patterns that mesh together perfectly by incorporating bold colors, unusual prints, and eccentric buttons. Kristie’s unique creations fuse together style and quality craftsmanship in a way that reflects her personality.

The bags can be found at the Perfect Face Day Spa in West Ocean City, K-Coast Surf Shop in Ocean City, Avenue Apothecary & Spa in Rehoboth Beach as well as several other locations in the region.

SU President Named To Board

SALISBURY – Salisbury University President Janet Dudley-Eshbach was recently elected to serve on the 2008 board of directors for the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU).

Selected with four other leaders from campuses across the United States, Dudley-Eshbach will help guide the nationally-recognized organization during the next three years as it continues its mission of fostering opportunities for all students to succeed in college, especially those traditionally underrepresented. 

“The American Association of State Colleges and Universities provides leadership and direction for our nation on issues ranging from federal education policy matters to student financial aid and workforce needs,” Dudley-Eshbach said.  “I am honored to have been elected to serve on the Board of Directors.” 

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